Frank and Kaye Peterson Will Be Inducted Into The Pikes Peak Hill Climb Hall of Fame On June 26Tuesday, Jun. 17 2014
Colorado Springs, June 17———-On June 26, Frank and Kaye Peterson will join the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Hall of Fame, the first class of inductees since 2000, joining the legacies of Spencer Penrose, William Thayer Tutt, Louis Unser, Bobby Unser, Al Rogers, Jim Reilly and Nick Sanborn, in recognition of their significant contributions to The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Frank and Kaye Peterson
The Petersons began dating while attending Alameda High School in Lakewood, Colorado, where Frank ran track and played basketball and Kaye was a cheerleader. Shortly after they began dating, Frank and Kaye attended their first race in 1955 and haven’t missed an event since, making this year’s 92nd Running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb their 60th at the famed Race to the Clouds.
The Peterson’s contributions to the Race to the Clouds over the past six decades are unparalleled.
Throughout their time as competitors they fielded entries in three different divisions and achieved victory when Frank won the Stock Car Championship in 1970. In 1988 and 1989 Frank and their two sons Brett and Rob raced in the Hill Climb, marking the only time a father and his two sons have competed in the same race.
In addition to their own racing accomplishments, Frank and Kaye have assisted in building the legacies of fellow Hill Climb greats including the likes of Louie Unser, Frank Sanborn and Paul Dallenbach through vehicles they owned and prepared. After their days of competition ended Frank and Kaye continued to give back to the race as long-time race officials, generous benefactors of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Historical Association, and respected ambassadors for the Race to the Clouds.
The Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 26, at the Penrose Heritage Museum and the brand-new Pikes Peak Hill Climb Experience during Media Day ceremonies from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
The 92nd Running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will be live-streamed across the world through a recently developed online media portal. Featuring footage from the PPIHC archives dating back to the 1920s, this portal will entertain motorsports fans with rare content as they patiently wait to enjoy flag-to-flag coverage of the Race to the Clouds on June 29th. For more information about the PPIHC Media Portal please click here.
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2014 Sports Corp Calendar of Events
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College Football Kick-off Luncheon – June 18
Pikes Peak International Auto Show – June 20-22
Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Fan Fest – June 27
Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack- June 27-28
The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb – June 29
Rocky Mountain State Games – July 18-20 & 25-27
Olympic Downtown Celebration/RMSG Opening Ceremonies – July 25
USA Pro Challenge – Stage 4 – August 21
The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb – August 24
Pikes Peak Downhill Skateboard Invitational – September 6-7
Hockey Face-off Luncheon – September 30
Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – October 28